The Feast of All Saints - Study Guide Section 13-Volume 2, Part 3, Section 5-Volume 3, Part 1, Section 4 Summary & Analysis

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Marcel learns about the Haitian revolution and is enthralled by how the white men exploited and distrusted his people. He is most amazed that his people were the ones with the power to change the outcome. When Josette explains how his people live in the shadows of those events, Marcel begins to feel for the slaves, and he spends his time teaching the younger children in this intriguing place. After New Years, Josette tells Marcel about a young woman, Marguerite, whose father sends a marriage proposal to Marcel, but he gently declines because he can no longer stay in the country, protected and pretending; he must return to New Orleans. Josette has no idea what a black man can do with his life, but their descendants must hope to pass for white, destroying their very...

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